1 • take favorite blanket (preferably fuzzy), favorite socks (knee high/thigh highs work best), and (if you own any) favorite bottle/sippy/paci. Put all on body, including the blanket. Wrap up in that blanket
2 • turn on your favorite cartoon or Disney movie
3 • grab your favorite snack(s) from the kitchen, and put them in cute bowls. If you have one, fill your sippy/bottle with your favorite juice
4 • put pillows on the floor to sit on, and sit about 3-4 feet from the tv with your snacks We can’t hurt our eyes, now
5 • imagine what it would be like to be in the cartoon/movie you’re watching. As you watch, think of the main character(s) as yourself, and go on an adventure 💜
Stuff caregivers should have on hand when they’re with their little, or when their little is over at their place, etc!
✨ A pacifier, if your little uses them! Sometimes your little can get fussy or maybe just wants to curl up and take a nap, and having a pacifier on hand can be very helpful.
✨ Super cool band-aids with Hello Kitty or princesses or other themes your little likes on their band-aids for when they get boo-boos, no matter how small. (Because all injuries, regardless of whether it’s just a tiny cut, scrape, or bruise, deserve utmost care from Daddy/Mommy, and must be treated with soft kisses and tenderness and covered with only the cutest band-aids! Duh.)
✨ Your little’s favorite juice or drink, as well as a sippy cup (if your little uses sippy cups) to put said drink in! If not, then juice boxes will do, as I believe they work just as well.
✨ A coloring book, as well as utensils to color, such as crayons or colored pencils! (Make sure you know what your little’s preference is when it comes to what they use to color! It’s very important.)
✨ A small stuffie for if your little wants one to hold/cuddle. Personally, I find It’s also smart to keep a few cute stuffies at your place if your little doesn’t live with you, so when they come over, they’re there for them to play with! (Stuffies are also great for aftercare, so if ever needed, they can have stuffies there to cuddle with for that purpose as well.)
✨ Some of their favorite little snacks in baggies! Snacks could be things like pretzels, pieces of cereal, fruit snacks, yogurt chips, pieces of fruits or veggies, crackers, etc.
✨ Some of their favorite candy to give as treats for good behavior! (Clearly, you shouldn’t give them the whole bag at any point– but if they do something deserving of a reward, then you could give them some of their favorite candy!)
✨ If your little is fond of pet-play as well, you could have a collar at your place for them to wear, as well as gear, if they have any! (Ears, tail, etc.)
✨ Some DVDs or tapes of your little’s favorite movies for when they’re in little space! You could also get Netflix if possible; it would be a good platform to have not only their favorite movies, but it’d also let them watch their favorite shows as well!
✨ Games for them to play! If they have a platform they play games on, whether it be a DSI or just their phones, tell them to bring it with them. This way, they’ll have something to do if you’re busy with something you’re working on! (But, if you’re not busy and they still want to play, then you can just keep them company and offer supportive encouragement!)
✨ Super cute stickers! This way, if your little is in the mood, they can decorate your face, pictures they’ve drawn/colored, and anything else nearby!
✨ Your hands, in order to give plentiful pets and rubs and gentle scratchies.
✨ ALL THE LOVE AND ATTENTION YOU HAVE TO GIVEEeeeee
That’s all I can think of, but please feel free to add on to the list if there’s anything else you believe caregivers should consistently possess!
Things Daddy can do :
• Put me to sleep with his voice
• Make me do basically anything he wants with his daddy voice
• Put up with a lot of annoying shit from me
• Make my panic attacks stop just by singing or telling me a story
• Make me smile when I feel at my worst
• Make me laugh with his dorky jokes
• Snore super loud
Things Daddy can’t do :